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News & Analysis

Doc of the Day: 2023 Global Organized Crime Index

This week, GITOC released its second worldwide assessment, the 2023 Global Organized Crime Index, a eight-chapter report that found economic crises and political realignment have fueled global organized crime, which preys on the resulting civic instability, financial vulnerability, and shortage of food, fuel, and other commodities.

Getting the Story Out

Investigative Journalism in Africa: A Book From the Frontlines

The award-winning Ghanaian journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni says there are a series of challenges that investigative reporters in Africa must confront during the course of their work. Read about the difficulty of getting accurate data, the challenges of impunity, funding issues, and press freedom challenges in this excerpt from his new book.

Case Studies News & Analysis

Travel Woes: The Challenges Investigative Reporters Face When Crossing Borders

In an era where corruption, financial crime, and illicit trade routinely span the globe, so too must the investigations that uncover them. But one of the least discussed and often unexpected obstacles in that pursuit involves the difficulties investigative journalists can face when traveling and physically crossing borders.

Document of the Day News & Analysis Press Freedom

Freedom House: Global Freedom Declines for 17th Year

The 2023 edition of the Freedom in the World report, produced by US nonprofit Freedom House, was released today. This is the 50th year of the study, which tracks global trends and compiles individual country reports on political rights and liberties.

News & Analysis

Editor’s Pick: Best Stories from GIJN Women

From birth control disinformation to cross-border surrogacy, from high-level sexual harassment to the brutality of “everyday” violence against women, 2022 was a year marked by a number of noteworthy investigations into stories with a gender angle.

Methodology News & Analysis

How to Report on Scientific Findings

When news outlets report that new research studies prove something, they’re almost certainly wrong. They find evidence — sometimes, extraordinarily strong evidence. It’s important journalists understand that science is an ongoing process of collecting and interrogating evidence, with each new discovery building on or raising questions about earlier discoveries.

GIJC23 7 reasons to attend

News & Analysis

8 Reasons To Attend This Year’s Global IJ Conference

GIJC23 will be the biggest-ever conference, with 150 technique-focused panels, practical workshops, and networking sessions, and 2,000 watchdog journalists expected. Here are seven other reasons you should attend.

Case Studies News & Analysis

How African Independent Media Are Overcoming Growth Challenges

All news companies face challenges when it comes to retaining audiences and building revenue. But African independent media sites may find an even steeper hill to climb and must look for fresh solutions. During the final installment of INMA’s 2022 Africa Webinar series, two experts from the continent shared their advice.

News & Analysis

Annual Transparency Index Links Corruption with Increased Violence Globally

GIJN’s Document of the Day: The 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) from Transparency International concludes that 95% of countries have made little to no progress fighting corruption since 2017, and notes the link between corruption and increased violence around the world.